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  • Brainwashed by the movie, and here I am!

    Hi everyone! I'm a 29 year old male living in Chicago, IL. I'm here because of the movie. I heard it was terrible and didn't think much of going to see it. I didn't know anything about the comic book character other than that he's been around for quite some time. I'm not the biggest comic book fan, nor the biggest comic book movie fan, so the whole thing was under my radar.

    Then randomly one day, I thought that it might be interesting to see what the fuss is about. The marketing blitz must have brainwashed me to even think to see it. I asked my buddy who was interested in the prospect, so we scouted out a 3D showing. I "knew" the movie was going to be terrible, but I had a gut feeling that I would give it the benefit of the doubt and end up liking it.

    aaaand I was wrong!

    I ended up being completely captivated and inspired by the film and the story of the Green Lantern. I must have seen it at the right time in my life, because the concept of fighting Fear with Willpower was oh so relevant in my life. I am pursuing a rather risky career in the arts - opting to follow my dreams and forgoing a safe bet. I struggle with this decision constantly, and feel very afraid and scared at times. It was awesome and inspirational to see this character struggle with being "chosen" and see him face his fear. I thought to myself, "Have I been given a gift with my life? Will I be able to handle the responsibility of living up to my talent and potential? Can I face my fears and follow my dreams? Am I a Green Lantern?"

    So the film really picked me up and I wanted to learn more about the Green Lantern. My comic book friends gave me recommendations on where to start, and I am looking forward to picking up those titles from the library. I recently learned about the DC Reboot, and am really excited for that. I've never had a comic book subscription before (I have a small collection of comics from when I was younger) but now I'm excited to get GL #1 and start following the story anew. This recent obsession is now making want to pick up Batman and The Flash, but maybe I should just try one new thing at a time!

    I don't know if I'll be in love with GL forever, or if this is a passing obsession, but I figured this message board looks cool and would be a good place for me to explore this new interest and make new friends!

    Fun Facts about me:
    Straight Edge (drug-free)
    Living in Chicago by way of Virginia

    major hobbies are:
    video games
    and considering getting into this whole "comic book" thing

    Please say hello and send PMs and all that - I'm here to make new friends!
    Hemlock Records Ruined My Life.

  • #2
    Welcome to the boards!


    • #3
      Welcome to the Corps... don't take some people here personally and have fun

      if you do start getting into comics start in september with the DC relaunch

      Now report To Kilowog for your training


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        Almost... but nope.


        • #5
          C'mon Dr.!! nothing to say!!!

          well Hemlock, bienvenido!!

          So you're Straight Edge like CM Punk (WWE wrestler), who's also from Chicago!!
          I know you only live in Chi-Town...but you can see the connection there

          Bring on CHAOS, bring on MY HAPPINESS, bring on rage ..Rage ..RAGE!!!

          facebook: d3v1lb0y888 ...twitter: d3v1lb0y_8 ..instagram: d3v1lb0y


          • #6
            Thanks guys!

            Super - I'm def. excited about the relaunch and already am subscribed!
            D3v1l - Didn't know he was from Chicago or Straight Edge (I don't keep up with WWE)- but sweet! I actually don't have many sXe friends, so I just rock it solo. I'll have to hang with him and drink Pepsi.
            Dr. Naysay - ???
            Hemlock Records Ruined My Life.


            • #7
              One of us! One of us! Gooble gobble, gooble gobble!

              Warning, this "passing phase" has lasted 20+ years for me now. I've felt the same about GL's message.

              All the best with your career/art choice.


              • #8
                Welcome to the Corps let me show you around....Over here we have Andrew's Office *whispers* can't go in he's filming again....Over here is IonFan's Art Gallery...Notice still no nude Natu's *snaps fingers* here is The_Mad_Dragon's...Ooops..Um he's busy with his porn collection...Over there is Maverick_GL our resident Cyborg, just ignore the cat with the beer and remote control we don't know what that's about...That guy over there sitting in the huge pile of Transformer toys and looking at Deviant Art nudes of Princess Iolande, is Orion Pax we just let him have his fantasy world...The guy in the flash costume with a note pad is W.West he fancy's him self a Hollywood Reporter and usually has the scoop, um just ignore his prattle about the Flash....This young man in the orange business suit is Fearless2814.1 watch yourself around him. He is the greedy head of a international corporate machine. Now over in the corner is Bruce Castle...he's our resident Tom Jones expert. This guy standing behind me with the Heron Marked Sword and a Camo colored cape is Shingo Wol...I think he has read The Wheel of Time to much...think's he is a Warder. Now over here is the discussion tables feel free to be post whores...we all are...It was nice to meet you and show you around our asyl..err board...remember meds at 2 and lights out at sundown...Have fun...



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                    Welcome to the corps
                    Winner of THE INFAMOUS PEOPLE DRAFT 2011


                    • #11
                      Welcome to the wider world of Green Lantern.

                      You say musician, what do you play?
                      You say dancer, what kind do you do?
                      Goodbye Christopher Hitchins 1949 - 2011


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                          Space Cop - Thanks for the well wishes. I actually wouldn't mind if this passing phase stuck, I wouldn't mind being a Green Lantern.

                          Darth_Andrea - Thanks. When do you take the straight jacket off? I have to pee.

                          myuserid/ns2/fearless - thanks for the warm welcome. I'm excited.

                          Bolerathon - I play drums, bass, guitar, synthesizers and sing. Right now my band is doing electronic dance music. I do a bit of breakdancing.

                          Hemlock Records Ruined My Life.


                          • #14
                            I believe that is the most anyone has ever told about themselves in their intro post. Anyway hello and welcome to the boards.

                            Sig made by Zander Yurami


                            • #15
                              Figured I should polarize the crew from the start.
                              Hemlock Records Ruined My Life.